Jundushan Ski Resort
Jundushan Ski Resort is only 34 kilometers from the city of Beijing, and it covers an area of about 1.3 square kilometers or about 330 acres. It is known as a fun spot close to Beijing where people can ski, snowboard, play with sleds, inner tubes and snowmobiles, etc. Sleds, inner tubes, and snow mobiles are available for rent. The resort features seven ski runs, a slalom run, a double seat cableway and a cross-country snowmobile path. Sleds, inner tubes and snowmobiles are available for rent. The slopes are good for beginners and intermediate skiers. However, since it isn't at a high elevation, and the slope faces south, the slope may be slushy. The weather in the region is changeable, and sometimes the snow melts. When the skiing isn’t good, people can still enjoy staying in the Russian-style villas or the Mongolian-style yurts and going to the nearby hot springs. The resort is just five kilometers away from the huge and luxurious Jiuhua Spa and Resort at Xiaotangshan with its pretty scenery. So Jundushan Ski Resort is a place to go for skiing and having fun and for enjoying the nearby scenery and hot springs.
The ski resort is known as the Beijing area's best night skiing ski park.
Jundu Mountain Ski Resort has free ski classes everyday, and for new skiers at Jundushan, there are coaches around to help out.
The top of the advanced hill has about 50 meters of moguls and is served by a disc lift. The fast turn-around time makes this a great place to perfect your mogul technique. The next stretch of hill is long and super steep. It is an intermediate slope.
The Chinese Food Restaurant in Jundushan.
The Baiyangzuo (Aries) Café has two stories and overlooks the ski park.
The Fast Food Restaurant provides both Chinese and Western-style fast food.
- Mark's Bar in Jundushan Ski Resort has sofas and a fireplace.
- The Mongolia Barbecue goes with the Mongolian style yurts that people can stay in for lodging.
Lodging accommodation options include Russian style villas and Mongolian yurts. The biggest yurt can accommodate 25 people. The medium size yurt accommodates 15 people, and the small yurt accommodates 5 people. Of course, there are numerous hotels and places to stay outside the ski park. The nearby Jiuhua Spa and Resort at Xiaotangshan is an option only 5 kilometers away.
How To Get There
The ski park is so close to Beijing that you can take public buses or the subway. Take Bus No. 345 (branch) or Bus No. 918 at Deshengmen, and get off at the traffic circle at Dongguan, and then take a small Bus No. 12 and get off at Jundushan Ski Resort. To get there by subway, take Line 13 to Longzhe and then hop on Bus No. 21 to the resort.
Ski resorts close to Beijing include: Wanlong, Yuyang, Badaling, and Jundushan. If you are looking for advanced slopes and something more like Telluride or Aspen, Wanlong Ski Resort is about 250 kilometers away from Beijing, and it offers skiing all season long, since it sits on a high elevation mountain. There are slopes for advanced skiers such as a Nastar-like course and a mogul field.
- The peak crowds on the slopes come during the two week Spring Festival national holidays that start on the lunar new year; that is, during the two weeks after February 13, 2010. The area will be unusually busy on these days.
- The varied weather around Beijing may not allow skiing all season long. The resort has snow making equipment.
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